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Marshall County, Alabama Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Marshall County, Alabama. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Marshall County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Marshall County, Alabama, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 16,167 total crimes reported in Marshall County, Alabama (1,014 of them violent). Of the 1,796 crimes that occur a year in Marshall County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Marshall County, Alabama every 4 hours. This includes 11 murders, 115 rapes, and nearly twelve thousand thefts (including 760 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Marshall County, Alabama (1999, 2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Marshall County, Alabama for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Marshall County increased by 84 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 92 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 9 years in Marshall County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two thousand for Marshall County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Marshall County, Alabama (1999, 2001-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Marshall County, Alabama (1999, 2001-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Marshall County, Alabama law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Marshall County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.